CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Find the latest updates on the COVID-19 situation for applicants, students and colleagues.

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Page last updated 24/11/2020

National lockdown restrictions in England will end on 2 December. The Government has advised that all on campus, in-person teaching must end by 9 December and any remaining sessions for this term must be delivered online.

Government guidance, issued on 11 November, encourages students who want to spend Christmas at an address different from their term time address to travel between 3-9 December. Many people with Covid-19 don’t have symptoms (asymptomatic) and don’t know that they are infected with the virus. Even if you are asymptomatic, you can still spread the virus.

We are working with the Government to provide a new, free, test for Covid-19. The test is for UK resident students who are asymptomatic and will be travelling beyond Leeds and West Yorkshire for the Christmas break. This test helps you find out if you have Covid-19 but are asymptomatic and reduces the risk of you spreading the virus when you travel home.

Testing is available at both City and Headingley campuses between 30 November to 9 December. Availability is limited and tests must be booked in advance though My Hub. Full details, including how to book, will be available on Monday 23 November.

The information on these pages will be updated regularly and will detail how we are supporting our communities.

Stay safe

Covid-19 test for students with no symptoms

We are working with the Government to provide a new, free, test for Covid-19. The test is for UK resident students who are asymptomatic and will be travelling beyond Leeds and West Yorkshire for the Christmas break.

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Stay safe on campus

We've worked hard to make sure you feel safe and confident about being on campus and our online guide will give you all the information you need to know.

We've worked hard to make sure you feel safe and confident about being on campus and our online guide will give you all the information you need to know.

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HELPING YOU THROUGH THE PANDEMIC

During the pandemic it is important that you look after your mental wellbeing, eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. We've brought together a range of activities and advice which will have a positive impact on your mental and physical health.

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CORONAVIRUS: FACING THE CHALLENGE TOGETHER

Our students, staff and alumni have been making innovative and inspiring contributions to the fight against Covid-19. From joining the NHS frontline early, to designing and manufacturing PPE, and fundraising for charity, you can read more about their efforts in the news stories below and on our LBU Together blog.

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